As a medical marijuana prescription holder, you are one of Maine’s citizens for whom possessing marijuana is legal and growing a small limited number of marijuana plants for your own use is also legal. What if you want to be able to give some marijuana to a friend?
The answer to the question (can I give a friend marijuana if I have a medical marijuana card?) depends on whether your friend is also a medical marijuana patient who also has a medical marijuana prescription card. If your friend is also a medical marijuana prescription holder, then there is nothing to prevent you from giving some marijuana to your friend. In these exchanges, the only requirement is that you must be giving the marijuana to your friend as a gift, and not “selling” it to them for a price or in exchange for something of value.
On the other hand, if your friend that you are intending to give the marijuana to is not a medical marijuana prescription holder or an officially recognized medical marijuana patient, then you would not legally be permitted to give your friend any of your marijuana.
What are the penalties for Furnishing Marijuana?
“Furnishing” drugs means giving an illegal drug to someone else. In the case of marijuana, if you gave your friend more than 2.5 ounces of the substance, then this would be considered a criminal act of Furnishing Scheduled Drugs. Furnishing Marijuana is considered a Class D misdemeanor crime. If convicted, the maximum penalties would include up to $2,000.00 in fines and up to 364 days jail time.
Our determined legal team is committed to take immediate action to seek a positive case outcome. If you or someone you know is facing a marijuana charges in Maine, I encourage you to contact The Nielsen Group for your free legal consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. We will take the time to answer your questions and to put your mind at ease as we work with you to determine a defense strategy.
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